Monday, October 10, 2011


With my rest week behind me I am ready to start training for Winelands marathon:

So much for a rest week, my weekly mileage climbed form 65.3km to 91.7km. Marathon 'Cramming' has started... To get to 90+km last I didn't really do anything stupid (unless you call running at 05h15 in the dark stupid!) I just ran 2 morning runs and my 1st long run in 7 weeks, and a lot of the long run was on the mountain so it was easy on the body (no it wasn't easy, just easy on the body so I would recover and be able to run the next day.)
OK it wasn't the running the next day that was important, it was working the the garden later that was important... I have to keep the harmony in the marriage!!!

Having been off for so long I didn't want to over do it as I start training for this marathon, so all week I kept the runs short (I did through in 2 sessions, one of 4 x 600m, and then other 6 x 100m, both used just to get my legs turning over.) If it had been a hard week with run over 10km and sessions like 3 x 3km or Hills, I would not have managed the morning runs...

Will have to see what the old body lets me do this week as those are the sessions on the cards in week 1 (of 5) of marathon training!!!

Lucky for me today is Monday and that's an easy day...


  1. Good luck with your marathon cram session!! You will be fine...

  2. How do you do it?! How do you keep your "legs turing over"? HOW do you keep going?! Man! That's amazing! Love it! You make me wanna be a better person. I can't wait to read all about it.